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Old 04-01-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Default Which one of these events is likely to trigger WWIII?

Personally i think the United States has crossed the line with its interferences across the globe especially in middle east/asia. It is almost certain that we are gearing up for WWIII with defense budgets above half a trillion while telling our own citizen that such spending is necessary to fight terrorism, Al Qaeda. So which one of the following events would probably trigger a major global combat in the coming yrs.

N.Korean invasion of Japan or South Korea
Iranian or Syrian invasion of Israel
US invasion of Iran
US invasion of Syria
US invasion of N.Korea
The escallation of tensions between US and Russia
The escallation of tensions between US and China
The election of John McCain as the next president of US
None of the above
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Personally i think the United States has crossed the line with its interferences across the globe especially in middle east/asia. It is almost certain that we are gearing up for WWIII with defense budgets above half a trillion while telling our own citizen that such spending is necessary to fight terrorism, Al Qaeda. So which one of the following events would probably trigger a major global combat in the coming yrs.

N.Korean invasion of Japan or South Korea
Iranian or Syrian invasion of Israel
US invasion of Iran
US invasion of Syria
US invasion of N.Korea
The escallation of tensions between US and Russia
The escallation of tensions between US and China
The election of John McCain as the next president of US
None of the above
What? The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand isn't an option? It has already started one world war, it could start another one.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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Default Why so Partisan?

Why not add:

Election of Hillary
Election of Obama

Either one of those unfortunate eventualities could lead to war you know.

The hapless Jimmy Carter indirectly lead to the rise of Al Quaita. Clinton's equivication lead to 9/11.

But to answer your question, no doubt the expansionist plans of Red China is probably the most worrisome.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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another republican president
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Prunetucky-on-the-slough
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another republican president

Ditto.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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The thing is that America, regardless of its president, is great at playing war games, but don't know what to do when they have 'won' the war. America needs a clearly identifiable enemy they can shoot at, so when it is not clear who is morally in the right, America simply is incapable to win a war.
Iraq is a clear example of this, as long as the Iraqis themselves do not want to change on a fundamental level, America has just replaced 1 dictator with another. The only difference might be that the new Iraqi dictator is willing to export oil to America.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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Well then why doesn't he hurry up? The truckers are waiting for that oil!
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Well then why doesn't he hurry up? The truckers are waiting for that oil!
Maybe because the Iraqi government is trying to squeeze everything they can out of the deal?
I guess the Iraqi government is as blind for the concern of the American people as the American government is blind to the concern of the Iraqi people; both governments are blinded by oil and $$$$$$$.
The greater the demand, the better the prices.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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You mean, the American government is blind to the concerns of the American people...otherwise they would open up drilling in the US and build more refineries.

I'm guessing WWIII will have something to do with Iran and/or China.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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The thing is that WWIII could erupt because of 1 tiny mistake (like a computer glitch).
All one needs nowadays is fire a nuclear missile or deny (or pretend) that you have the technology to build nuclear weapons.
The more scared (important) people become, the more logical a (nuclear) 1st strike will seem to them.
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